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by billy bee
Sun Sep 15, 2019 12:24 am
Forum: Tech Forum
Topic: We did it: E28 subframe swap...
Replies: 7
Views: 178

Re: We did it: E28 subframe swap...

Two quick questions: What driveshaft did you end up using? From an E28 or E12? Or both? Good question: E12 drive shaft bolted directly to the E28 differential input flange. With the car on the ground, can you tell if the wheel center is pushed off center a bit? When I was considering this, laying e...
by billy bee
Tue Sep 03, 2019 5:21 pm
Forum: Tech Forum
Topic: E12 Project help needed - e28 rear end swap
Replies: 19
Views: 1262

Re: E12 Project help needed - e28 rear end swap

PS: Since I started this research, an E28 rear (without shocks) appeared to me. I'm still trying to negotiate, and check if it would be "doable", since I have to import a whole rear end and might cost a fortune. The e28 rear is just just plug and play? Does it need a lot of adaptations? It's do-abl...
by billy bee
Tue Sep 03, 2019 5:08 pm
Forum: Tech Forum
Topic: We did it: E28 subframe swap...
Replies: 7
Views: 178

Re: We did it: E28 subframe swap...

The pictures don't appear to have make it, unfortunately. I was trying to host them on my iCloud account. That's one thing Apple whiffed on. So, I posted them to SmugMug. They should work as long as I keep my SmugMug subscription. Every year I think I'm gonna bail. It just such a good photo hosting...
by billy bee
Tue Sep 03, 2019 8:37 am
Forum: Tech Forum
Topic: We did it: E28 subframe swap...
Replies: 7
Views: 178

Re: We did it: E28 subframe swap...

I forgot one thing. This post was very helpful. It gave us the guidelines for our swap. Big thanks to onovakind67 I put an E28 rear axle in my E3, and the problems you might incur should be common. 1. As mentioned earlier, you will need the differential cover from an early E28 with the centered moun...
by billy bee
Tue Sep 03, 2019 8:24 am
Forum: Tech Forum
Topic: We did it: E28 subframe swap...
Replies: 7
Views: 178

We did it: E28 subframe swap...

Greetings all: I have posed a little bit about the 1981 633CSi we are building for Lemons. We got an E28 subframe donated to the cause and have completed the swap. I searched for information on making this happen and got some good tidbits here. But I was not able to find a comprehensive write-up. We...
by billy bee
Tue Aug 20, 2019 10:08 pm
Forum: Tech Forum
Topic: E12 Project help needed - e28 rear end swap
Replies: 19
Views: 1262

Re: E12 Project help needed - e28 rear end swap

I put an E28 rear axle in my E3, and the problems you might incur should be common. 1. As mentioned earlier, you will need the differential cover from an early E28 with the centered mount. It will bolt right on to the stock mounting point. Otherwise you will be fabricating an adapter. 2. You will n...